Bring Biodynamic Practices to Your Own Home

Kiss the Ground GARDENING, LIFESTYLE, REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE, SCIENCE

Gardeners are always trying to take it their garden to the next level. One gardener, let’s say her name is Gabriella, had always been proud of her organic garden—rows of tomatoes, bell peppers, lettuce, zucchini and other vegetables, all grown without the aid of chemical pesticides or fertilizers. But on a trip to the farmer’s market she saw a farmer’s …

The Beauty and Benefit of Biomimicry

Kiss the Ground SCIENCE

Have you ever looked out at the ocean and felt a deep sense of belonging amidst its vastness? Or taken a moment to observe the support and community created within a colony of ants? What if we could receive wisdom from nature, in ways that would progress us forward on a path toward greater innovation and interconnectedness? Well, we can! …

Praise the Ways of Pollinators!

Kiss the Ground SCIENCE

Did you know that without the presence of pollinators, many of our favorite plants, flowers and foods could not exist or be enjoyed as we know them today? Nearly 90% of all flowering plants rely on animals for pollination, and there are over 200,000 species of animals who pollinate our plants! Ants, beetles, bees, butterflies, wasps, moths, hummingbirds, bats and …

A Re-Imagined California Agriculture

Blair Wojcik LIFESTYLE, SCIENCE

If there is one take away from 2015 being named The International Year of Soil it is this – the Mother is modest; she likes to keep herself covered. This is well demonstrated by how readily exposed (tilled) soils cover themselves with annual “weeds”. Consider that our Mother abhors a vacuum, and is well aware that disrupted soil both takes …